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Seymour, Miranda

Overview
Works: 53 works in 229 publications in 4 languages and 9,565 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Folklore  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR5398, B
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Most widely held works about Miranda Seymour
 
Most widely held works by Miranda Seymour
Mary Shelley by Miranda Seymour( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Shelley is the definitive account of the gifted and tragic author whose escape to France at seventeen with the married poet Percy Bysshe Shelley caused great scandal in London and permanently scarred her reputation. The couple traveled, with Mary's stepsister Claire Clairmont in tow, from France to Italy and Switzerland. In the summer of 1816 they rented a villa near Lord Byron's on Lake Geneva where, on a famous night of eerie thunderstorms, they told ghost stories and tales of horror. From that night emerged the idea of Frankenstein, a monster who has become an archetype of societal rejection and has haunted imaginations for nearly two hundred years. His creator was an eighteen-year-old girl." "Tragedy shadowed Mary; she came to lose three of her four children in infancy, and when she was twenty-four, Shelley drowned off the coast of Italy. After his death she moved back to a bleak and impoverished England with her only remaining child and was reduced to hack writing to make ends meet."--Jacket
Robert Graves : life on the edge by Miranda Seymour( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the finest love poet of our age, Robert Graves was also a man of strong opinions and stronger passions whose long life was one of extremes and contradictions. Profligate in his emotions but painstaking in his art, arrogant and pugnacious with enemies but generous and sustaining to friends, impulsive in love but careless of family: Graves bestrode the century, leaving controversy and scandal in his wake. Leaving as well the fruits of his remarkable genius
A ring of conspirators : Henry James and his literary circle, 1895-1915 by Miranda Seymour( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James's character was full of contradictions. He was witty and melancholy, formidable and vulnerable, suavely brutal and imperiously kind. He was fiercely private and exuberantly sociable, guarded in many of his friendships, overt and demonstrative in his passions. Drawing on new material and using new illustrations, Miranda Seymour has recreated the last twenty years of James's life in England, when he became master of Lamb House in Rye and the focal consciousness of a disparate band of writers who had settled in East Sussex -- H.G. Wells, Stephen Crane, Ford Madox Ford, Joseph Conrad, Edith Wharton, W.H. Hudson. Only Wells was thoroughly British; he saw his neighbors -- James included -- as a ring of foreign conspirators plotting to transform the nature of British writing. - Jacket flap
Bugatti queen : in search of a French racing legend by Miranda Seymour( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and exploits of Hellé Nice, a one-time competitive skier, Parisian cabaret dancer, and Montmarte stripper who, through her talent and personal connections, gained fame in the male-dominated sport of auto racing
Ottoline Morrell : life on the grand scale by Miranda Seymour( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Ottoline Morrell, patron of an early 20th century British salon that included Viginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, D.H. Lawrence, Siegfriend Sassoon, Augustus John, and Bertrand Russell
The summer of '39 : a novel by Miranda Seymour( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The descent into madness of Nancy Brewster at the hands of a manipulative woman who poisons her relations with her children and steals her husband. The events take place in a house by the sea in Massachusetts where Nancy, a society lady from Boston plays host to Isabel March, a visiting poet. By the author of Robert Graves: Life on the Edge
Chaplin's girl : the life and loves of Virginia Cherrill by Miranda Seymour( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enchanting story of 1930s Hollywood darling Virginia Cherill, who traded international stardom for true love
Medea by Miranda Seymour( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pity of war : England and Germany, bitter friends, beloved foes by Miranda Seymour( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miranda Seymour tells the remarkable story of England's centuries of profound connection and rivalry with Germany. Her vibrant and heart-breaking history-told through the lives of princes and painters, soldiers and sailors, bakers and bankers, charlatans and saints, reminds us, poignantly, of the powerful bonds many have chosen to forget
The bride of Sforza by Miranda Seymour( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goddess by Miranda Seymour( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the story of Helen of Troy
Noble endeavours : the life of two countries, England and Germany, in many stories by Miranda Seymour( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1613 a beautiful Stuart princess married a handsome young German prince. This was a love match, but it was also an alliance that aimed to weld together Europe's two great Protestant powers. Before Elizabeth and Frederick left London for the court in Heidelberg, they watched a performance of The Winter's Tale. In 1943, a group of British POWS gave a performance of that same play to a group of enthusiastic Nazi guards in Bavaria. When the amateur actors suggested doing a version of The Merchant of Venice that showed Shylock as the hero, the guards brought in the costumes and helped create the sets. Nothing about the story of England and Germany, as this remarkable book demonstrates, is as simple as we might expect. A shared faith, a shared hunger for power, a shared culture (Germany never doubted that Shakespeare belonged to them, as much as to England); a shared leadership. German monarchs ruled over England for three hundred years - and only ceased to do so through a change of name
Count Manfred by Miranda Seymour( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of thyme and other herbs by Miranda Seymour( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A compendium of herbs from A to Z, this book pairs Miranda Seymour's insightful essays on herbs with Jane Macfarlane's expertly rendered illustrations. Each piece covers a single herb - from comfrey, angelica, and woad (three of Miranda's favorites) to the more familiar parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme - and describes its charactersistics, the history of its use, and the myth and beliefs attached to it. The results are often useful, always fascinating, and occasionally very strange." "A multitude of entertaining literary and historical references abound alongside facts useful for everyday life. The whole book will delight any cook or gardener, and anyone else dedicated to healthy eating or intrigued by ancient lore."--BOOK JACKET
Daughter of shadows by Miranda Seymour( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a fictional narrative of the loves and ambitions and murderous intrigues of Lucrezia Borgia, illegitimate daughter of a pope and Machiavellian temptress of the Italian Renaissance
Caspar and the secret kingdom by Miranda Seymour( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caspar the black cat follows an underground route to find the Secret Kingdom of the Cats, where his encounter with a huge dragon promises to release the feline inhabitants from being frozen in eternal winter
The telling by Miranda Seymour( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reluctant devil : a cautionary tale by Miranda Seymour( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vampire of Verdonia by Miranda Seymour( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In my father's house : elegy for an obsessive love by Miranda Seymour( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" 'Dear Thrumpton, how I miss you tonight,' wrote George Seymour in 1944, when he was aged twenty-one. But the object of his affection was not a young woman, but a house - ownership of which was then a distant dream. But he did eventually acquire Thrumpton, a beautiful country house in Nottinghamshire, and it was in this idyllic home that Miranda Seymour grew up. But her upbringing was far from idyllic, as life revolved around her father's capriciousness. The House took priority, and everything - everyone - else was secondary. Until, that is, the day late on in his life when George Seymour took to riding powerful motorbikes around the countryside clad in black leather in the company of a young male friend. Had he taken leave of his senses? Or finally found them? And how did this sea-change affect his wife and daughter? Both biography and family memoir, In My Father's House is a riveting and ultimately shocking portrait of desire both overt and suppressed, and the devastating consequences of misplaced love."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Mary Shelley
Alternative Names
Miranda Seymour britische Literaturwissenschaftlerin, Autorin und Biografin

Miranda Seymour Brits auteur

Miranda Seymour English literary critic, novelist, and biographer

Seymour, Miranda

Seymour, Miranda Jane

Sinclair, Miranda

Sinclair, Miranda 1948-

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Robert Graves : life on the edgeA ring of conspirators : Henry James and his literary circle, 1895-1915Bugatti queen : in search of a French racing legendOttoline Morrell : life on the grand scaleThe summer of '39 : a novelChaplin's girl : the life and loves of Virginia CherrillA brief history of thyme and other herbsThe tellingIn my father's house : elegy for an obsessive love